Find Out Here, And Learn About The Treatment
There’s both good news and bad news, as pertains to sleep apnea:
That there are effective and simple treatments available which can minimize the impact of sleep apnea on your quality of life, and your overall heath is the good news. That one out of every four adults in the U.S. is adversely affected by it, is the bad news!
In this blog, you will receive answers to important questions, such as whether apnea related problems can get worse over time, and just what are some of the risk factors involved. You will also find out about the two most effective treatments, and just how those treatments can be of benefit to you, as one of the many people affected by sleep apnea..
What Are Sleep Apnea’s Risk Factors?
It is important to note, that even though none of these listed, risk factors for sleep apnea are present in your life, it is still possible for you to be affected by this bothersome condition.
The most common factors are:
- A deviated septum
- Drinking or eating just prior to bedtime
- Gender and Age…women are less likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea than men
- Family history
- Allergies, polyps, or nasal blockages
Can The Passing of Time Make Sleep Apnea Worse?
Yes it can, and CPAP machines or surgery were the only treatment options available for many years. Those options have most fortunately increased in recent years, and an oral appliance that can halt the worsening of sleep apnea has been developed that is very effective, and much easier to tolerate!
These lightweight, portable appliances are available in various types, and all of them make night time breathing easier, by opening your air passage.
A recommendation for the absolute best type of oral appliance for your specific needs, will be the target of an experienced sleep dentist after he spends time targeting the exact cause of your sleep apnea.
We may recommend a therapy that combines a CPAP machine with an oral appliance in many moderate to severe cases, which will make the CPAP more effective, and much more comfortable.
You can prevent your sleep apnea from worsening, and also enjoy the many benefits of a more restful, deeper sleep…every night!